Jagatsinghpur, December 7 (LocalWire): The police have arrested a 74-years-old shopkeeper, Prafulla Mohanty, on charges of raping a minor in Gadakujang panchayat under Abhyachandpur police station on Friday.
According to sources, the 13-years-old student of Noliashai Project Upper Primary School at Gadakujang had gone to a local shop to buy chocolate during the lunch hour when the shopkeeper Mohanty forcibly took her to an isolated place behind the shop and raped her.
The accused also threatened her of dare consequence if she discloses the matter to anybody.
Tension prevailed after the news reached the village, and the villagers later informed the local police about the matter who have detained the accused Mohanty in this connection.
Meanwhile, the survivor’s mother has lodged an FIR in Abhyachandpur police station.
According to Abhyachandpur police station inspector-in-charge Jugal Kishore Das, the police are investigating this case and detained the accused.
“Both accused and victim girl will be sent to a local hospital for examination,” he stated.
It may be noted that the girl’s father, a Congress party worker, was murdered during the last general election due to political rivalry while he was returning home after canvassing.